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Cisco Enhances Healthcare Software and Service Offerings Designed to Enable Caregivers to Provide Higher Quality of Care
Cisco Launches Connected Health Services and HealthPresence 2.5
By: Marketwire .
Jan. 17, 2013 08:00 AM
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/17/13 -- Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced two new connected health offerings designed to meet an increasing need in the healthcare industry for software and services that helps enable efficient, convenient, high-quality patient care, and more collaboration across the healthcare continuum.
Healthcare providers are well poised to take advantage of a connected transformation as people, data, and processes are connecting and talking like never before. An intelligent network that listens, learns, and responds with open interfaces, means healthcare institutions and practitioners will be able to enjoy greater security, simplicity, reliability, and innovation around the patient and care provider experience.
At a healthcare customer event held yesterday in San Jose, Calif., Cisco customers such as Seattle Children's, Resolute Health, Fundación Peluffo-Giguens and Albert Einstein Israelita Hospital emphasized the need for software and services designed to enable a higher quality of care for a better patient experience and increased efficiency, all while managing costs.
Cisco Announces HealthPresence 2.5
Cisco HealthPresence 2.5 includes new features designed to make it easier and more cost-effective for customers to implement a customized telehealth solution. These features include:
Cisco Services for Connected Health and Cisco Architectures for Connected Health
David Plummer, global business leader for Cisco HealthPresence:
"Cisco HealthPresence 2.5 offers our customers incredible flexibility to build the right solution for their telehealth initiatives. By unbundling the solution and offering Cisco HealthPresence software as a standalone offering, Cisco now enables customers to build telehealth networks using the hardware that best suits their needs."
Wes Wright, senior vice president and chief information officer, Seattle Children's:
"The relationship we have with Cisco is one of the major reasons we are expanding our desktop virtualization plans. Not only is the solution designed to fit our needs, but also the support that we received from Cisco enabled us to significantly increase clinician productivity, which translates directly to the benefit of our patients and families."
Roderick Bell II, vice president and chief information officer, Resolute Health:
"Cisco's video collaboration tools make our patient-centric approach to health even stronger by supporting healthcare delivery anytime, anywhere. The implementation of Cisco HealthPresence 2.5 will reduce travel time, thereby lowering costs, reducing no-shows, and increasing overall patient satisfaction."
Heitor Gottberg, executive manager for Healthcare at Cisco Brazil:
"Telemedicine that offers high quality transmission is a tool that allows us to increase our ability to resolve issues at the contact point closest to the patient. And the Albert Einstein Israelita Hospital project at M'Boi Mirim proves this."
Gustavo Menéndez, director of business transformation in Cisco Latin America:
"Approximately two years ago we received the proposal from the Fundación Peluffo-Giguens for the creation of the Telemedicine Center to ease the pressure on the families of patients of pediatric oncology, and in all the areas of pediatric and adult medicine. Until today these patients had to travel to Montevideo for study and treatment. Now, all Uruguayans can enjoy this joint effort between Cisco and Fundación Peluffo."
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